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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Freshman right-handed pitcher Slater Wilcox throws the ball at the game against Bradley University Tuesday

Nine-run first inning too much for EIU to overcome

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 24, 2024

Eastern couldn’t overcome a nine-run first inning by Butler University, losing 10-6 to the Bulldogs on Wednesday at Coaches Stadium.   Four batters into the ballgame, the Panthers were down...

Junior outfielder Quade Peters swinging and hitting the ball during Easterns game against Bradley University on Tuesday,

EIU beats Bradley in shortened game

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 16, 2024

Eastern fought the elements to get a rain-shortened 14-9 win over the Bradley Braves on Tuesday at Coaches Stadium.  The game went back and forth until the bottom of the third inning when the Panthers...

Left-handed pitcher sophomore Jack Potteiger pitching during the Eastern Illinois University panthers against Northern Illinois University Huskies,

EIU baseball not able to complete sweep against SIUE

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 14, 2024

Eastern lost the series finale against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars on Sunday 11-5 at Coaches Stadium.  It looked like it was going to be a high scoring game after the...

Freshman right-handed pitcher Slater Wilcox poses for a portrait during baseball practice in Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse.

Freshman pitcher ditches redshirting to help Panthers

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 7, 2024

In baseball, things don’t always go to plan.   When EIU baseball head coach Jason Anderson told freshman right-handed pitcher Slater Wilcox that he’d be a redshirt his freshman year, Wilcox used...

Mens Baseball team players stand in the dugout at home against Bellarmine at Coaches Stadium on March 12, 2024. Eastern beat Bellarmine 9-4 Tuesday afternoon.

EIU baseball struggles with injured pitchers

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 2, 2024

About 10 months ago, EIU’s baseball team was on top of the Ohio Valley Conference. They had just won the OVC Championship Tournament after a nail-biting 6-5 win over the No. 1 seeded Morehead State University,...

Easterns mens baseball team practices in the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse on Thursday evening. The teams first game will be against the Florida A&M Rattlers on Feb. 16 in Tallahassee at Bragg Memorial Stadium at Florida A&Ms campus.

Panthers blow out Lions in 20 run game

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter March 19, 2024

Eastern scored 20 runs on 17 hits in a 20-9 non-conference win over the Lindenwood University Lions Tuesday afternoon at Coaches Stadium. The Lions threw poor pitches to the Panther hitters as Eastern...

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